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hundreds of reporters and photographers asking everything from the players' thoughts on the game one pitching matchup to their favorite karaoke song. the guys taking it all in, though. >> it's crazy. i mean, just even last year, i mean, to where we were last year, where we are now. i mean, it's just now finally sinking in. and, you know, this is great. this is what we always played for when we were little kids. and this is where we want to be. we're blessed and fortunate to be here right now. >> this is the biggest stage in our sport. this time of year. that's going to bring a lot of attention. san francisco's a huge market, you know. and they've been waiting a long time for something like this to happen. >> reporter: we have not seen a media presence for a long time
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around here. the network has descended on at&t park. espn, fox, all set up actual sets here. so it's a little bit crazy. coming up at 6:00, we'll hear more from the players. i did mention to you the karaoke. we have one giant who sings a few bars with ross, the intern. >> it's about time to get back to baseball, laura, that's for sure. thank you. we'll check in later. gavin newsom has been winning a lot of wagers lately. now he has made a new bet with the mayor of arlington, texas. the losing city's mayor will travel to the winning city to join the mayor there in performing community service. and there's a catch, the losing mayor will have to don the winning team's jersey as he does so. well, behind every great man is a great woman. or so the old saying goes. that is often true for the players on the san francisco giants roster.
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nbc bay area tracy grant tells us about the wives and families behind the men who have inspired the bay area. >> yesterday we were walking through the airport. he was pushing a double-wide stroller. people are approaching him. one guy looked at me and said, he's just like a normal person, i guess. yeah, he is. >> reporter: she said she's married to a man who is a husband, a father and a son, who just happens to play baseball. and he plays it well. 29-year-old cody ross was named mvp of the nlcs play-off series after emerging as the super star player, hitting homer after homer against the phillies. every time cody ross steps onto the field, his wife is there in the stands, sitting with the other spouses. their stomachs tied in knots. >> it's hard to eat, hard to sleep. you know, it's whatever the fan is feeling, i'm just feeling it maybe times 100. >> reporter: it's not an easy life for the wives of major
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league baseball players. summer ross says they only get to spend four months in their home, and then off to the cities with two kids in tow. moving to the bay area and the giants just two months ago. she says the other wives made the transition for her family very smooth. >> i have made already some amazing friends. really great, great people. we were just -- everybody welcomed us with open arms. >> reporter: now for all of them, the most exciting and nerve-racking period of their lives. the world series. ross says she has no doubt the giants will be the champs. >> such a thrill to come to a team like the giants. >> reporter: all the families will be celebrating and supporting each other throughout every game, every practice, and every flight. tracy grant, nbc bay area news. >> every little bit of help counts. the texas rangers are staying at the st. francis hotel across the
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street. they plan to do whatever they can to give the giants the advantage. and that includes having a trumpeter play a song outside the hotel. lefty o'dool'sd onepe in 1958, the very same year the giants came to san francisco. and of course bay area is the broadcast home of the giants. so stay with us for continuing coverage throughout the entire world series. you can also find the latest updates on our website, including a story about closer brian wilson and the mystery of the machine. that's nbcbayarea.com. jfne ranieri is tracking possible changes in the forecast. >> just into the newsroom tonight, a cannabis club robbery caught on tape. this is surveillance video just released by san jose police. it shows an armed takeover of the monterey row dispensary on
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september 29th. the other grabs cash, and some pot. police believe the same suspects are responsible for a similar cannabis club robbery on september 18th in san jose. new tonight at 5:00, guilty of murder. that's what a south bay jury decided in a murder for hire case that gripped the town of los gatos. damian is live at the main jail in san jose where paul garcia and his accomplices now await their sentencing. >> reporter: paul garcia did not pull the trigger, nor was he near the scene when mark was gunned down. but the jury didn't care. now garcia may never be free again. mark's widow hugged the prosecutor after the jury returned three guilty verdicts against the suspects. >> they did an amazing job. an amazing job. our family is a strong family.
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>> reporter: it was a love triangle that turned into a murder for hire case. mark sold his two bars to garcia. they both dated the same bartender. the day the jury ruled garcia hired a hitman for $9,500 to kill achilles. but no one is celebrating. >> it's a somber day. i'm pleased with the jury's verdict. but it's not a happy day. because mark is dead and his family and friends still miss him. >> reporter: he agrees there are no winners. >> incredibly sad result for both families. i expect there will be an appeal. i think an appeal will have some merit. >> reporter: garcia and the hired triggerman now face what's called l-one, life without parole. a middleman faces 25 to life. all three guilty of first-degree murder. >> we're stronger in our faith and stronger for the outcome.
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so thanks for everything. >> reporter: relief in the family, but there's no joy. there were two other suspects. they both made plea agreements for lighter sentences. one of those suspects testified for the prosecution. live in san jose, damian trujillo. a gang or drug activity are not being ruled out tonight as the motive for a deadly shooting today in berkeley. two men were shot several times in sacramento just before 9:00 this morning. one man was killed, the other underwent surgery for very serious wounds. investigators say the men were approached by two others who opened fire on them. so far, no arrests. a jail nurse is in the hospital tonight after a savage attack at an east bay detention facility. an inmate faked a seizure while he was being processed into jail yesterday. jail yesterday. when medical staff responded, the officers say he picked up a lamp and struck the nurse in the
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head. the suspect then tried to attack other deputies who subdued him with a taser. the nurse's condition has not been released. well, it is not at all clear tonight when gop senate candidate carly fiorina will be back on the campaign trail. patrick healy is in the newsroom of the nbc station in los angeles following this story tonight. what do we know, pat frick? >> reporter: the fiorina campaign is saying the doctors expect her to recover quickly, and offering reassurance to voters that this is not cancer. that this is a treatable infection. but the immediate impact on her campaign is that she's off the campaign trail, just one week before election day. fiorina has made no effort to hide her bout with breast cancer. in fact, from the very beginning when she announced her campaign last november, her closely-shorn hair, she explained she had
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undergone chemotherapy, radiation therapy after a double mastectomy. but that she was fit and ready to campaign to be senator. she took time off in july to end up the reconstructive surgery. but since then she's been on the campaign trail. and her health was not an issue until this morning's sudden and nt.jaected announme the statement read this morning, carly came down with an infection associated with the reconstructive surgery, and as a result she was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat the infection, unquote. >> sometimes a short course of intravenous antibiotics over a period of several days in the hospital is adequate. on the other hand, for more significant infections, you might wind up having to reoperate the patient and having her be there for a considerable amount of time. >> reporter: so, carly fiorina recovers from this infection. and the question is, what impact will this have on the senate
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race. very tight senate race in which she's separated from barbara boxer by only a single-digit margin. fiorina campaign is continuing with events. in fact, they had two in riv southern california today. the campaign still cannot say how quickly fiorina herself will be able to return to the campaign trail. reporting for nbc bay area news, i'm patrick healy in los angeles. back to you. >> patrick, thank you very much. and of course, count on nbc bay area news for complete election coverage at 8:00 p.m. next tuesday when the polls close. we'll start coverage on channel 11-2, and comcast channel 186. at 9:00 here on nbc bay area, the nbc news political team begins its coverage of the national races. followed by a special 11:00 p.m. hour-long newscast with your complete bay area and california election coverage. still ahead at 5:00, is there such a thing as love at first sight? new research showing how quickly we can fall in love.
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also ahead, scientists say they may have uncovered why some people can survive on just hours of sleep while others need a full eight hours. the obama administration teaches campuses across the country a lesson about bullying. the new letter sent to schools today. and a widespread problem. what pg&e found while inspecting gas lines across the bay area, after the san bruno explosion. and good afternoon. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. cool and crisp out there today. a lot of low to mid-60s right now. as we head towards tonight, cold temperatures coming back. expecting 30s and 40s for parts of the bay area, even a frost . advisory in effect. we'll have details of this, plu up. in your seven-d cenoming up. insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for different results. i've built businesses. i've built a business.
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met the payroll. met a payroll. i enter this office beholden to no one except you. i will owe my office to no one but you. i don't owe anyone anything. i don't owe anyone anything. what's the worst that can happen? what's the worst thing that can happen?
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she's against banning assault weapons... and that's reckless and dangerous. she's for risky new oil drilling that could threaten our jobs. fiorina's plan would mean slashing social security and medicare, which would devastate seniors. and she'd make abortion a crime. no wonder fiorina is endorsed by sarah palin. carly fiorina. just too extreme for california. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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in a new report, pg&e says it has repaired dozens of leaks throughout the extensive network of gas lines. the utility company says it did not find any immediate safety issues within the 16 miles of pipelines in the san bruno area, but workers did find 38 leaks in other areas. among them, one was found in hollister, two in napa, along large transmission lines. the others were in smaller pipes feeding gas to individual customers. the leaks were found after the california public utilities commission ordered inspections in the wake of the san bruno explosion. pg&e also says it's found about 300 manual gas valves that need to be replaced with automatic, or remote-controlled valves. a large wave swept two women off the carmel beach and only one of them made it back to shore alive. witnesses say the women were hit by a large wave yesterday
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afternoon. the monterey county sheriff's office said a lifeguard at carmel river state beach reached one woman quickly, but it took a coast guard helicopter 90 minutes to find the second woman who could not be revived. she was identified as 63-year-old ann huffy of england. sheriff's deputies say the women were wading in the water while their husbands walked on the beach. schools around the country are getting a lesson plan from washington on how to fight back against bullies. a letter sent out by the education department this morning spells out the schools have a legal obligation to protect students from all types of harassment. garvin thomas has that story. >> reporter: at a recent school meeting in indiana -- >> it is your legal obligation to keep our kids safe at the school. >> reporter: outraged parents begged the board to crack down on bullies. >> something better be done, because somebody's going to end up dead. >> reporter: after a nationwide
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series of suicide by students who have been bullied, the department of education is now trying to make clear what schools should do. in a conference call, officials detailed the letter sent to schools across the country giving guidance on when bullying becomes a civil rights violation. >> anti-gay bullying can often take the form of harassment for not conforming to the stereotypes. harassment or the stereotypes is prohibited. >> reporter: all types of bullying may be more prevalent than many think. in a new survey of over 40,000 students, 55% of boys and 33% of girls admit they themselves bullied, teased or taunted someone in just the last year. 44% of boys and half of girls say they've been victims. while more than a quarter of public school students say they don't feel safe at school. >> i've gotten my head smashed on the cement four times. >> reporter: the administration
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now reminding educators they're also protectors, who must take action to keep students safe. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. a powerful wind storm is blowing across the midwest and hundreds of flights were canceled today. more than 300 flights at chicago's o'hare and midway airports were canceled. travelers are being warned to expect delays if they're flying into or out of those airports. some single-engine planes didn't stand a chance against the winds, even though they were tied down. >> there was lots of damage in the midwest. >> much different picture than here in the bay area. >> is it improving? >> in the short term. but it will go back downhill. it can't stay clear and cool forever here in the bay area. >> why not? >> well, because it's october. and it is fall. all right. take a look here at san francisco. we currently have the clear skies. and 68 degrees in the city by the bay. winds west at 17 miles per hour. and those clear skies that you're currently seeing, well,
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that's going to lead to our first frost advisory so far that we have seen this season throughout sections of the north bay. as we take you in here, what we're going to find here is from santa rosa down to novato, chilly conditions with temperatures dropping into the 30s. this frost expected to be patchy. but certainly you want to remember the pets. and the plants out there tonight. because it's one of the coldest nights so far this season. meanwhile, right now with the cool air in place, temperatures about seven degrees below average. 63 in san mateo. 67 in sunnyvale. plenty of mid-60s inland throughout the east bay. let's get a look at the weather headlines throughout tonight and tomorrow morning. a cold start with widespread 40s for the entire bay area. and for wednesday, a few clouds coming our way the below-average temperatures. but ahead we are tracking those two different storm systems to bring back rain into our forecast. so let's go ahead and get a look out wide. you can see system number one is
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still about 1,000 miles out. but it's really tapping into a lot of moisture, as it continues to get closer. right now, that's on track to move in, as we head throughout thursday, with the rain and also the cold air. there's another system back here behind it, as we head into saturday. for more rain back in the mix. for the immediate here, as we head throughout wednesday, it will stay cool for us here with the clouds increasing. and then as we head throughout thursday, game one of the world series, we're looking at a chance of rain late on thursday. here's another way to look at this timeline. 7:00 p.m. on wednesday, a few spotty showers possible in the north bay. dry in the peninsula and south bay. 6:00 a.m. thursday, still mainly showers in the north bay, but then as we transition into 6:00 p.m., that rain starts to push across the peninsula and also for san francisco. that's where we look for a chance of showers for game two of the world series. that chance of rain stays with us as we head throughout friday as well. for the first game of the world series, on wednesday, tomorrow,
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it is dry for the entire game. it's going to be chilly out there with temperatures in the 50s for anyone heading out that way. meanwhile, for tonight, it is going to be cold up here in the north bay. the heaters are going to be clicking on. need to grab the extra blanket, because temperatures will drop into the mid-30s with the frost advisory once again in effect for the north bay. as for tomorrow, 64 in morgan hill. 66 in santa theresa. san jose, 67. throughout the east bay, also, conditions below average with mid-60s. 65 in san mateo. 65 in san francisco. and we'll also see more mid-60s from oakland right on over to fairfield and napa. for the north bay, after the cold start, decent rebound. close to 70 there in santa rosa. and 67 in calistoga. chance of rain once again coming back thursday night. also a chance friday and saturday. right now, on halloween on sunday, looks like rain in the morning, and at this point it looks clear for the
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trick-or-treaters sunday evening. >> safe for now. >> we're going to watch it closely, though. because a couple of the hours in the shifting. >> the little windows. >> i know. >> thanks. still ahead, trick or treat, if you can believe it, some candy may be better for your kids than others. we will have a sugary breakdown. the science of falling in love. researchers say there's a drug that provides aom similarse io 'ln. l tesell you about that when we come back.
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david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. he's a moderate, endorsed by the stockton record, the independent, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
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sign tats have long wondered how two people can be sleep de brifd, yet one person feels more tired than the other. a new study suggests it's genetic. university of pennsylvania researchers found people with a narcolepsy gene are more tired when not fully rested.
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experts say screening for this gene could predict how people will respond to sleep deprivation, especially important for those working night shifts who can't get to bed at a decent hour. the mysteries of love are being unraveled. cataloged and analyzed in a lab at syracuse university. there's no poetry, no flowers involved, just geeks in lab coats measuring, timing, testing, so unromantic. they have found that love prompts euphoria-inducing chemicals released in 12 parts of the brain, creating a high comparable to cocaine. i guess they know. falling in love can happen in one-fifth of a second. no wonder we never know what hit us. one-fifth of a second. i'm in love. we'll be right back with the halloween ca the worst offenders when it comes to fat and sugar.
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. . we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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we can understand why activists for healthy eating dread halloween. we offer the halloween treats that might be considered best of the bunch. jolly ranchers have sugar, but no fat. so they top the not so bad for you list. blow pops are number two, followed by gob stoppers, pixie sticks and candy corn. the folks at my health news daily say candy on their worst list tends to have higher saturated fat levels, including mr. goodbar, nutrageous, baby ruth and the mounds bar. do you believe that? three of my favorite candies
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right there. throw in the hershey bar with almonds. >> let's hit the vending machine. >> yeah. i'm hungry all of a sudden.
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meet the real meg whitman: serving on the board of goldman sachs, whitman was caught reaping millions from insider stock deals. after ebay shareholders sued and a judge cited the obvious conflict of interest she was forced to pay the money back. what kind of person would be involved in

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